Introduction

The Sunset Music Fest is a unique outdoor musical experience at the northern-most Tip of Borneo, Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, which means the “lingering junction”. Come and be serenaded with classical favourites and contemporary tunes performed by both local and international artistes on the centre stage set against the dramatic backdrop of a stunning sunset, which dips along the horizon of the SouthChina and Sulu seas.

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As the azure blue sky turns into a splendid cocktail of gold-red from the sun, allow your heart to beat in sync with melodic rhythms from jazz and pop tempos to wistful classical tunes. Held since 2006, the Sunset Music Fest is Sabah’s biggest open air concert featuring a line-up of international and local acts performing a broad repertoire of music and songs. Popular local singers will be performing their rendition of current and evergreen local hits that will be sure to get the audience on their feet.

Handicraft, souvenir, food and drink stalls are also set up on the same day. Kindly note that during the one-day event, access to the venue and its surroundings, which include the pathway from the parking lot to the Globe, will be open to concert ticket holders only from 3:00pm to 10:00pm. This is a litter-free event brought to you by Sri Pelancongan Sabah Sdn. Bhd, wholly-owned subsidiary of Sabah Tourism Board.

Concert-goers are encouraged to visit other places of interest in Kudat such as the Rungus longhouse, honey bee farm and gong making village before heading to the festival. Kindly note that during the event, access to the venue and its surroundings, which include the pathway from the parking lot to the Globe, will be open to concert ticket holders only from 3:00pm to 10:00pm.

It’s all happening at the Tip of Borneo!

Tip of Borneo

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At the northern-most tip of Borneo is Tanjung Simpang Mengayau, which means the ‘lingering junction’ as it is where the South China Sea lingers and merges with the Sulu Sea that flows from the east. According to the local folklore, the headland was previously a lookout point to guard against invading pirates. The treacherous coastline is a reminder of the bloody battles fought and shipwrecks that litter the seabed off the coast. Today, this relatively undisturbed promontory offers striking views of Kalampunian Beach and the idyllic islands of Banggi, Mantanani and Kelambu.